Uzbekistan intends to provide 80% of the drug market with its own products by 2026. The corresponding decree was signed by Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
This document approves a targeted program of investment projects implemented in the pharmaceutical industry for the next 5 years, as well as a list of projects that need to be finalized. During this time, it is planned to increase the volume of drug production by 3 times.
The implementation of these projects will be monitored by a special commission led by the head of the MIFT, Sardor Umurzakov. It will also be able to replenish and change the list of investment projects implemented in the targeted program.
From April 1, registration in Uzbekistan of new pharmaceutical products of local production will become indefinite. Previously issued registration certificates upon expiration of their validity period will be exchanged for unlimited ones within 15 days.
In addition, from April 1, a mechanism for guaranteed purchase of localized pharmaceutical products at the expense of the state budget is being introduced. For this, a special contract for 3 years will be concluded.
Suppliers for guaranteed purchases will be selected through an open tender. These competitions are held as part of the list of medicines, medical devices and medical equipment that were not previously produced in Uzbekistan and are subject to localization.
A number of restrictions in the pharmaceutical industry are canceled:
New pharmaceutical companies – manufacturing and trading enterprises – from April 1 will be created in accordance with the requirements of good practices (GxP). The mandatory GxP certification period is extended until January 1, 2024.
At the same time, from January 1, 2023, only certified suppliers are allowed to public procurement :
In addition, exporters of pharmaceutical products operating under GMP standards will receive benefits:
Until January 1, 2025, the following are exempt from customs duties:
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